Elsevier Hosts Exclusive Webcast on Measuring Performance in Multidisciplinary Research Landscape

Groundbreaking Case Study on Alternative Energy Illustrates New Method for Identifying Leaders

WHAT: Live webcast, “Research Leadership Redefined…Measuring Performance in Multidisciplinary Landscape” that will:

  • Discuss the challenges of accurately measuring research performance
  • Offer insight into a new methodology for evaluating output through a multidisciplinary lens
  • Share results of a new study on alternative energy research leadership

WHY: Developing an accurate picture of how universities and countries are performing with respect to research is critical to advancing the frontiers of science. As the most pressing scientific challenges today increasingly require multidisciplinary solutions, the traditional methods of measuring research output no longer capture the reality of today’s scientific landscape.

WHO: Hosted by Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Speakers will include:

  • Jay Katzen, Managing Director of Elsevier A&G and an expert on research productivity
  • Dick Klavans, Senior Development Advisor for Elsevier A&G and a renowned expert on research performance measurement and science mapping
  • Kevin Boyack, Senior Development Advisor for Elsevier and a recognized authority on multidisciplinary research.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
11:00 a.m. EST (Eastern Daylight Time, i.e. New York)

REGISTER: If you would like to register visit www.scival.com/ or please contact Amanda Sham asham@psbpr.comor Jessica Disch jdisch@psbpr.com for any additional information. Both can also be reached at +1 212 752 8338.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

Media Contact:
Amanda Sham / Jessica Disch
asham@psbpr.com / jdisch@psbpr.com
+ 1 212 752 8338